9 Must Have Open Source Apps For Web Developers

Web developers have a very hard task at their hands – and we all know that web developing is not only tough and stressful, but also very time consuming (it seriously takes a really long time). They obviously love getting help from any source they can, which will make their job easier or quicker. They especially love open source tools as they are usually free to use and can come in handy.

A plethora of cool open source tools is available out there, but not all of them are up to the mark. So today we have a list of 9 Must Have Open Source Apps For Web Developers. Check this list out and pick the ones that suit your needs the best.

Firefox Web Developer Toolbar

Firefox Web Developer Toolbar

It is a really powerful and sophisticated toolbar. It boasts a lot more functions than options than Firebug plug-in. Using this tool, dissecting any web page is made possible which can help you see its code. Good news for Google Chrome users is that its version for Chrome is also present.

Komodo Edit

Komodo Edit

This one is an awesome editor for Perl, Python, Tcl, PHP, Ruby, Javascript and more. It is the free version of the Komodo IDE, so it obviously does lack some of the paid version’s features, but still it is quite worthy and useful.

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is a good alternative for MySQL. If you don’t want to use MySQL or can’’t use it for one reason or another, then this tool is definitely a good choice!

Eclipse

Eclipse

If you are a Java developer, then this tool is a must have for you. It is extremely user-friendly and also features a PHP plug-in which you can take advantage of in case you want to accomplish some PHP programming tasks.

KompoZer

KompoZer

This tool was previously known as Nvu, and is a free Dreamweaver alternative. It is a great light weight WISYWIG HTML editor. It even boasts options for some really advanced programming tasks.

Browsershots.org

Browsershots

This one is a free service which allows seeing how your website is viewed in different browsers. Almost all the modern browsers have been included in the list of browsers. This handy service not only saves the hassle, but also saves your precious time!

OpenSTA

OpenSTA

When you are done with coding your app, your work is not finished there – you have to test it. Many different must perform tests are there, but one of the crucial tests is the load testing. So using OpenSTA performing the most important tests is possible.  This thing will ensure that your app works fine in all conditions!

phpMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin

This one is a really cool is open source tool which is essential for web developers. It is a fabulous GUI which is used for administering MySQL databases easily and quickly.

Apache

Apache

This one is actually a fast and handy Web server which no Web developer can imagine working without. Although beginners will find it tough to use at first, but once they get used to it, they will find it really helpful.


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2 Comments

  1. Bracelets says:

    Great resource of open source, i am developing a site for the wristbands, in this way, this resource gonna very useful for me, thanks!

  2. Mike says:

    I missed Netbeans from this list.